It’s vital to instill good oral health habits in early childhood to ensure a healthy mouth throughout life. Dental caries (cavities) can spread from baby teeth to permanent teeth and create lasting damage. For pregnant individuals, there are clear connections between good oral health and positive maternal health outcomes.pregnant
Preventive oral health care—which means a child has access to regular oral exams and good oral hygiene— is key to improving overall health.This starts with ensuring pregnant individuals have access to oral health care as well. Poor oral health can be linked to adverse birth outcomes.